Anti-energy drink movement makes me sad

DrankcanWhen Aerosmith released a chart-topper called Livin’ on the Edge back in 1993, the opening phrase “There’s something wrong in the world today, I don’t know what it is…” sung by Steven Tyler would have sounded far different had the song been written today. This is what’s wrong with the world today; an anti-energy drink. Why? Why? Why?

I’m not going to argue that “Drank” is a waste of money or could be replaced by any number of home remedies like warm milk, booze, or sleeping pills. My point is that the concept of the energy drink is one of the greatest, proudest creations that we as a society have had over the past ten years. To create an anti-energy drink flies in the face of proud, energetic people with mysterious, sudden heart murmurs every where.

Anyway, Drank is being marketed as “an extreme relaxation beverage” and taste like grape soda laced with melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips. It’s apparently very popular in Houston, especially with the hip hop community. The tagline is “slow your roll,” and the beverage will be available in other parts of the country soon.

via Consumerist